Lowfield Primary School
Lowfield Primary School

Foundation 2

High Frequency Words

Can you get your child to read all the phase 2 hgh frequency words onsight?  You could make games up usng these words, play pairs matching, who can read the words the fastest, can you think of a senetnce usng that word?

Get Creative

Click on the link for some free craft and art activities to try at home with your child.  Keep on drawing, using scssors and keeping up those fne motor skills whilst you are at home.


PE with Joe Wicks

Tune into you tube at 9am Monday to Friday to take part n a PE session with Joe Wicks or you could do at a later time.  Stay fit, active and well  


Home Learning Packs

Below are a list of activities and websites you can go on to give you ideas of things you can do at home in order to continue the learning opportunities the children would have in foundation.



  • Sound out 3 letter words together eg cat, dog say the sounds d-o-g can your child tell you the word?  Say a 3 letter word and get your child to sound out the sounds.
  • Reinforce the sounds on the sound mats can they say them all?  You say a sound can they find it?  Get them to tell you a word with that sound in eg oa = goat etc
  • Use the sound cards to make your own words
  • High Frequency word check say the words without having to sound them out.  Use these words as flashcards.   Make two sets and play a pairs game. 
  • Read a variety of picture stories – discuss what happened. Where it took place, any new language you can introduce to your child, did they like it?
  • Play I spy using letter sounds to find things.

https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/ -supposed to be offering a months free trial to parents

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies- lots of games, radio for listening activities etc

https://www.starfall.com/h/index-kindergarten.php  Lots of activities for phonics, reading games and simple maths activities.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ free login using username march20 password:home


https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/letters-and-sounds lots of phonics games

https://www.ictgames.com/ - literacy games



  • Count forwards and back to 20
  • Find shapes around the house can they name them?
  • Say the number that is one more up to 20
  • Say the number that is one less to 20
  • In the bath or shower fill different sized containers can they use the language full, half full, empty etc?  Can they order which is the biggest?
  • Simple addition and subtraction sums
  • Use number lines to count on and back

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/ - lots of activities counting, ordering numbers, shape recognition,

https://www.ictgames.com/ maths activities to try at home



  • Say a 3 letter word can your child write it correctly eg sad, top, man etc
  • Extend them to write a simple sentence eg a sad man, a red bus etc
  • Letter formation – write the initial sounds correctly
  • Trace patterns in different designs zig zags, circles, lines etc



Other areas

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga - great yoga training for children we use in PE sometimes

Youtube – search for go noodle lots of short dances/routines to copy

Send a card, picture or letter to a local care home –all volunteers and visitors have been stopped going so try and brighten a residents day.

Paint or draw pictures

use scissors to cut out pictures from magazines – make a collage.

Make up and act out a familiar story – you could even make your own puppets

Take a walk and spot different things on the way


Parent Information Spring 2

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This half term we will be finding out lots of information about Dinosaurs.  We will be dinosaur explorers in the role play, have a dinosaur cafe where we might make T-rex stew or jurassic juice.  We will be trying to use our phonics to write simple words and sentences.  In maths we will be adding one more and one less using dinosaurs and other objects and then trying out how to add and subtract two amounts together.  


This half term we wil be learning all about animals in Foundation.  We are going to spend two weeks looking at different types of animals.  Two weeks on sea creatures where we will read the key texts Billy's Bucket and Commotion in the ocean, two weeks on farm animals where we will read Mrs Wishy Washy and The Little Red Hen and wo weeks on jungle animals where we will read Rumble in the Jungle and Walking through the jungle.   


Help your child learn names for different animals. Why not visit Heeley City farm or Graves Park?  You might want to borrow the books from the library.

Parent Information Spring 1

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Parent Information Autumn 2

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Welcome To Foundation

We would like to welcome all of our new families and children to Lowfield.  The children have settled into school really well and are adjusting to the changes of being at school all day.  We have been having great fun exploring our outdoor area where the sand, water and mud kitchen have already proved to be a big hit with some of the children.  Please make sure your child has a coat at school everyday as we do go outside in all weathers.

If you have any questions or concerns please speak to a member of the foundation team.

Parent Information Autumn 1

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Newsletters Summer 2

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Newsletters Summer 1

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Newsletters Spring 2

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Ice, Ice baby!

With the cold weather hitting Sheffield the children had great fun in our outdoor area when they discovered that the water had frozen over night and created ice!  They hunted to see where they could find ice - finding circles of ice in the bottoms of the bowls.  They used spoons and mashers to try and break the ice and compare how big the ice shards were.  There was lots of language used to talk about what the ice looked and felt like.

Parents Information Spring 1

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Christmas Creative Fun with Parents

Many thanks to all the parents who came to our family Christmas creative session.  It was lovelt to see so many of you were able to make ut and join in the fun.  The children and parents made lollypop decorations, threading baubles, Christmas cards, snowmen cruchies were very popular, we painted Christmas trees and printed snowmen to name a few.  We hope you can make our next family creative on February 6th.

Making Snowmen

Parent Information Autumn 2

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The Gruffalo

Lowfield Garage Role Play

The children have had great fun in the garage role play the last few days.  They have been using a wealth of language when asking and talking about what is wrong with the car, they have been writing appointments and times down, then thay have worked together to develop a narrative and mend the car.

Chinese New Year

In Foundation we have been learning all about the festival Chinese New Year which some people celebrate.  Our role play was transformed into a Chinese restaurant, we cooked stir fry and noodles which most of us thought was really tasty, we made lanterns and lucky money bags.  In PE we used our dragon head to do a dragon dance to Chinese music.  We then played some team racing games where we had to cross the river just like the animals in the zodiac race story.


Last week we got to have a PE session with a judo teacher.  He taught us how to say stop and go and showed us how to move in different ways like frogs, bearsa and worms.  He taught us how to roll over and stretch in a variety of ways.  It was great fun and showed us some of the ways in which we can move in judo.

Foundation Curriculum 

How my child will be learning

The EYFS Framework explains how and what your child will be learning to support their healthy development.

Your child will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through 7 areas of learning and development.

Children should develop the 3 prime areas first.  These are:

·         Communication and language;

·         Physical development; and

·         Personal, social and emotional development.

These prime areas are those most essential for your child’s healthy development and future learning.

As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in 4 specific areas. These are:

·         Literacy;

·         Mathematics;

·         Understanding the world; 

·         Expressive arts and design.

These 7 areas are used to plan your child’s learning and activities. At Lowfield the staff supporting your child will make sure that the activities are suited to your child’s unique needs. 

Children in the EYFS learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside.

How Parents Can Help

Foundation Years

Information for governors and families on the early years click here

Information on Sheaf Learning Trust.pdf
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Attendance & Punctuality

School starts at 8:45am

School finishes 3:15pm

Highfield Library Events Click  HERE

School Holidays

Term Dates 2019-2020
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